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ERIC Number: EJ758641
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Mar
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 18
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0036-8555
Attitudes in Education
Biddle, Susan
Science Teacher, v73 n3 p52-56 Mar 2006
New legislative reforms have made the inclusion of learning disabled students in science classrooms a reality. In the past 40 years federal legislation mandating inclusion in the classroom has given students with learning disabilities (LD) the same educational opportunities as those without learning disabilities. The number of LD students receiving special instruction and services in schools across the United States is currently about 4.4 million. This represents approximately 6.5% of the total school-age population. More than half of all students with disabilities receive instruction in science in regular education classes. Because LD student numbers are increasing, the ability of classroom teachers to accommodate these students is being challenged. In this article, the author evaluates teachers' use of accommodations that facilitate LD student inclusion, as well as teacher attitudes about inclusion. The author recommend ways to promote positive beliefs and increase teachers' use of accommodations in the secondary science classroom. (Contains 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United States